Game 1: Cubs 8, Mets 7
Steve Trachsel's line from Game 1:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 4.2 10 8 8 3 3 3 101-59 12Trachsel's worst start of the season, and possibly the worst start by any Mets pitcher, save Alay Soler's nightmare in Boston last month. Despite his recent win streak, Trachsel has become increasingly unreliable.
- Hitting: David Wright, 15.3% WPA
- Pitching: Chad Bradford, 5.8% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Beltran, -7.3% WPA
- Pitching: Steve Trachsel, -42.5%
Game 2: Cubs 8, Mets 6
Tom Glavine's line from Game 2:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 6.1 7 8 5 2 2 3 111-70 33Glavine was marginally better than Trachsel in this series, though he has had his own share of struggles over the past two months. Whatever he learned after the All-Star break last season he seems to have forgotten, because opposing hitters have just been feasting on him.
- Hitting: Endy Chavez, 26.0% WPA
- Pitching: Aaron Heilman, 1.8% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Delgado, -10.6% WPA
- Pitching: Tom Glavine, -46.7% WPA
Game 3: Mets 1, Cubs 0
John Maine's line from Game 3:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 7.0 3 0 0 3 7 0 118-69 75The Mets' best pitcher right now, Maine has certainly earned himself a couple more turns through the rotation. I'd like to see him turn it up against a better offensive team, but as long as he keeps throwing zeroes up on the board you won't hear too many complaints from anyone.
- Hitting: Jose Valentin, 23.6% WPA
- Pitching: John Maine, 46.3% WPA
- Hitting: Xavier Nady, -16.0% WPA
- Pitching: Duaner Sanchez, 11.3% WPA